PHILADELPHIA – A Lancaster family has filed a lawsuit against Super 8 Motels and its insurance carrier, after they were supposedly attacked and bitten by bed bugs during a week-long stay at one of the defendant’s hotels, also located in Lancaster.

Sara Valentine (in her own right and on behalf of minor plaintiffs “M.C.” and “E.C.”) of Lancaster filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Oct. 16 versus Super 8 Motel of Lancaster and Shree Krishna, Inc., both of Lancaster, Motels of America, Inc. and Motels of America, LLC, both of Des Plaines, Ill. and Millers Mutual Insurance Company of Harrisburg.

On Oct. 14, 2014, the plaintiffs were staying at the defendant’s hotel in Lancaster. The plaintiffs spent one week at the hotel, during which time they were ravaged by bed bugs, resulting in an egregious number of bites covering their entire bodies, the suit says. 

Plaintiffs have since suffered significant scarring as a result of the bed bug infestation and attacks and had to dispose of their personal belongings, due to their stay at the hotel, they say.

The plaintiffs believe Super 8 Motels was negligent in failing to clean the hotel room in question, failing to comply with health code regulations and failing to properly address bug control, among other charges.

For counts of negligence, breach of contract, gross negligence and violation of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, the plaintiffs are seeking damages not in excess of $50,000, which includes interest, attorney’s fees, costs and such other relief as the Court deems appropriate, in addition to punitive damages.

The plaintiffs are represented by Joseph Cronin of Cronin Trial Lawyers, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171001922

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at

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